EdLab Seminar: New Approaches to Educational Product Development
Luyen Chou, TC alumnus and chief product officer at Pearson, will discuss new approaches to the development of educational products.
09 August 2017

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Smith Learning Theater

525 W 120th Street
New York, NY 10027


Event Details

Topic: Product Development at Pearson

Leaders: Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer at Pearson

Description: Luyen Chou is the Chief Product Strategy Officer at Pearson.  In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s global product portfolio strategy. Prior to this role, he served at Pearson as Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, and Chief Product Officer for the K-12 Technology group. Luyen joined Pearson in 2011 through the acquisition of Schoolnet, a US software provider of data-driven curriculum and assessment solutions for K-12 school districts and states.  Before joining Schoolnet in 2006, Luyen Chou was the Associate Head of The School at Columbia University – an independent K-8 laboratory school on the campus of Columbia University in New York City.   He also served as Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Learning and Teaching, a research organization affiliated with The School and Columbia University. Prior to working at Columbia University, Luyen was Founder, President, and CEO of Learn Technologies Interactive, Inc. (LearnTech), a New York-based company that develops innovative educational software tools and applications. Luyen has a long history working with technology in the classroom, having served as Director of the New Laboratory for Teaching and Learning at The Dalton School in New York City, and as a high school history and social studies teacher.  He collaborated on the development of a number of innovative computer-based and traditional curriculum projects, including an award-winning curriculum on New York City during the Civil War. Luyen holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard College and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College. Luyen is a co-founder and board chair of Brooklyn Prospect, a K-12 International Baccalaureate charter school network based in Brooklyn, New York.

Pre-Read/Media: None

Location: Learning Theater

RSVP by Monday, August 7

Light Lunch: TBA

Tech: None

Vialogues Commenters: TBA

Producers: Kim Kefgen, Gary Natriello